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Seven Oaks Lawsuit Challenges Charter Schools’ Constiutionality

In April, the Indiana Coalition for Public Education filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Indiana, over the recognition of an educational charter for Seven Oaks Classical School. The lawsuit claims the charter, which was issued by an Evangelical college in northern Indiana, violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. In today’s feature report, WFHB News Director Wes …

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Standing Room Only: Special Education Forum

On October 26, the Indiana Coalition for Public Education held a panel discussion about meeting children’s needs for special education in the Betsy DeVos Era. The five panelists spoke about being advocates for their children, special education policy and the effects of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ special education decisions. Today’s show is a continuation of last week’s episode of Standing …

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Interchange – Understanding the Role of the Local School Board

School Boards seem to have arisen alongside public schooling in general. In 1826 Massachusetts formally established the system of school committees by requiring each town to elect a separate school committee to have “the general charge and superintendence” of all the public schools of the town. Over time, this model spread to the rest of the nation, insuring that local …

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Interchange – Education: The Local Up Against the Global

Host Doug Storm offers selections from two previous shows on the state of public education in Indiana and the nation. Part I The program begins with the first half of our October 1, 2013 program, “The State of Education in Indiana.” Our guests for the October 1, 2013 program were Vic Smith, Board President of the Indiana Coalition for Public …

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“Rise Above the Mark” Showing Tonight at Bloomington North

“Rise Above the Mark”, a documentary film focusing on Indiana’s struggles with public school reform will be shown tonight at 6:30 at Bloomington High School North.  The film was produced by the West Lafayette Community School Corporation.  The film looks at issues of school choice, standardized testing, the A-F grading system of schools and the role of politics and legislatures …

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Interchange – Public Education: Dividing the Conquered

Tonight we try to think about the way Public Education is politicized and the way that the politics of education as a system of social management has made secondary considerations of learning as a path to human flourishing. Unless of course you consider workforce training the path to a realization of your human potential. We raise the issue of our …

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